What they said (that I don’t want to forget!)

I’ll just keep adding as they come…… 2/15- Ty in the backseat of the car talking with his friend Gavin. Gavin “Ty does your mom understand everything you are saying?” Ty “Yah cause we have a really good connection.” 2/15- Everyone around the kitchen table. Older kids teasing Ty (6) because he wants to marry… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Ben!


Ben you are the best. I cant talk about you without melting just a little bit. You are one of the most loving people I know, it’s unconditional and immediate. One of my favorite things in the world is how you randomly say “I love you mom” through out the day because I love you… Continue Reading

I’m not trying to change your mind.


But I am very keen on preserving my right to make my own mind up. With the Media crying “Outbreak” over 114 cases of measles I have noticed quite a few more (heated) blog posts and comments about vaccinations, or especially comments about those who have not vaccinated their kids. I am not one who… Continue Reading

Potty Training


This blurry picture is Ben dancing and hugging his new underwear. (In front of a sink full of cake dishes- one of the kids said I should blur that out.) I’ve always subscribed to the theory that my kids should be the ones potty training, not me. Meaning I wasn’t going to start the process… Continue Reading

Hope is….

I think one of the hardest things about my anxiety is the loss of control of what I can and can’t do. Until I experienced it I never could have understood how physically exhausting/limiting it is. Another quote that’s been on my fridge for almost 8 years is “Hope is the feeling you have, that… Continue Reading

One Resolution for 2015


2014 is almost over! Literally in just a couple hours! It’s so hard to believe. As usual this time of year I think about what I would resolve to do better if I actually MADE New Years Resolutions. My list of things I should have done better was starting to get (a lot) longer than… Continue Reading

Christmas is Real.


My kids will tell you I’m a believer. Whenever they ask if Santa was real I can honestly say “I believe Christmas is magic!” I love that Jack comes home from school and searches for Dexter our house elf, and keeps me updated on his every move. I love the lights, the hot chocolate, I… Continue Reading

Cinnamon Rolls

The Cinnabon near us has a window so you can watch the cinnamon rolls being made, I realized that to get that yummy gooey filling I needed something more than a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. They spread a thick mixture on the dough before rolling it up so here is my copy cat recipe. First… Continue Reading

Embracing the Smell.


We got rain. We’ve all been praying for rain and after the drought last year we were so grateful to get it! My kids played in our “swamp” until 10pm and had the best time. That was last Wednesday. Saturday Jonathan and the kids found and cut a GORGEOUS tree. It’s so beautiful- 17 1/2… Continue Reading


I dont know what to title this. The sound that a balloon makes as you let the air out of it is what I was going for. It was a good day, church was good, we finished up our Christmas decorations (except the tree which we will get Friday.) But tonight I am sad. Not… Continue Reading